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Thank you so much for joining us at the Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council’s Leadership Dinner, honoring Jane F. Sherman with the inaugural Max M. Fisher Award.


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About Jane F. Sherman


Jane Sherman

For 50 years, Jane F. Sherman has been devoted to supporting Israel and Jewish life with a focus on children at risk, Jewish education, and the next generation of Jewish leaders. Jane was a member of the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for over 25 years and is currently a member of The Jewish Agency Executive, and has chaired the Israel Department, Youth Aliyah and Allocations committees. She has been a trailblazer and spearheaded many new initiatives, including Youth Futures and Heartbeats.

Jane was the founding Chair of the Young Women’s Leadership Cabinet and was a founder of the Israeli Forum. Jane has held numerous top leadership roles in the Detroit Federation, including Women’s Campaign Chair and President, and Vice President of the Federation, in addition to being the first woman Chair of the General Campaign. Jane and her husband, Larry, are intimately involved in Fisher Flight, a program to educate and train future Jewish leaders. She has won numerous awards, including Detroit’s highest honor – The Fred M. Butzel Award.

Jane and Larry have three children, five children from Ethiopia living in Israel, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.



Committee Chairs

Larry Jackier

Rachel Hoffer

Carole Solomon

Mark Wilf

Event Committee

Carolyn & Jim Bellinson

Joyce & George Blum

Penny & Harold Blumenstein

Staci & Matt Brill

Richard & Lisa Broder

Marcy & Ian Burnstein

Bret A. Caller

Barbi & Scott Cohen

Patti Kelter & Marc Cohen

Amanda & Anthony Cummings

Casey Cummings

Julie Fisher & Peter Cummings

Jody & Harvey Dales

Margie Dunn & Mark Davidoff

Jodie Kaufman Davis & Jamie Davis

Marcy & Leo Edelstein

Diane & Kenneth Feinberg

Helgard & Irwin S Field

Lauren & Phillip Fisher

Terri Farber & Yossie Fleischmann

Marjorie Fisher Furman & Roy Furman

Lynda & Conrad Giles

Stacy & Todd Gorelick

Sara & Darren Gottlieb

Seth & Lisa Greenberg

Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Nancy & Jim Grosfeld

Jan & Andy Groveman

Margot & Jerry Halperin

Abbi & Jeremy Halpern

Wendy & Howard Handler

Doreen Hermelin

Robert & Julie Hertzberg

Amanda Fisher & Ben Hubert

Barbara & Michael Horowitz

Steven Ingber

Nancy & Mitch Kantor

Morgan & Danny Kaufman

Scott Kaufman

Sue Kaufman

James & Sherri Ketai

Linda Z. Klein

Lori Klinghoffer

Nicole & Matt Lester

Michelle & Rob Leven

Isaac Levy

Stacey & Mark Levy, H Irwin Levy

Todd & Beth Leonard

Beverly & Arthur Liss

Rabbi Harold & Susan Loss

Lauren & Todd Lustbader

Linda & Todd Maurer

Susi & Peter Meisel

Micki & Sam Mizrahi

Anita & Robert Naftaly

Rachel & Joshua Opperer

Nedra & Mark Oren

Susie & Norman Pappas

Richie Pearlstone

Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst

Caroline & Nick Rafferty

Lori & Jeff Rosenthal

Karen Rutman-Weiss

Todd & Karen Sachse

Karen & Jeff Schoenberg

The Schostak Family

Julee Landau & Robert Shahon

Brett & Dakota Sherman

Allie & Andrew Sherman

Ellen & David F. Sherman

Emily Sherman

Jessica Sherman

Josh Sherman

Justin Sherman

Lilli Sherman

Robbie & Scott Sherman

Matthew & Mallory Shiffman

Samantha Sherman

Beth Kaplan & Bruce Sholk

Kim & Perry Shwachman

Michael & Anita Siegal

Stacy & Greg Siwak

Julie & Tim Stern

Larry Tisdale

Valerie & Peter Weitzner

Aviv Wolf

Stanley Wolf

Sylvia Wolf

The Zalik Foundation Fund

Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council is a tax-exempt public charity in the United States under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by U.S. law.


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